The coordinates for this picture are wrong. They should be near 29° 33' 12.74" N 95° 5' 39.96" W
Shafter has become less of a ghost town. Earlier this year a company reopened the silver mine and will employ about 100 workers. http://goo.gl/LwC2x
This fountain is in front of the City Hall of Texas City, Texas. It's a monument to the city that rose out of the ashes of the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The town was virtually destroyed and about 600 people were killed when a ship carrying over 2000 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TexasCityDisaster .
Beautiful images and creative photography
Note the filling station signs
This sculpture, named Broken Obelisk, by Barnett Newman is in front of the Rothko Chapel, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas
Not sure why it's historic. As I understand it, this was a church that was moved here fairly recently, restored and converted into a library.